What is BioLPG?

The greener, more sustainable energy supply

We're very excited to introduce to you our exclusive, renewable BioLPG – the greener, more sustainable way to heat your home or fleet

Yep, you heard it here first. We aim to offer our customers 100% renewable energy solutions by 2040.1 And to get there, we offer our customers a Green Energy Plan with renewable BioLPG. One step at a time, and with your help, we’ll reduce carbon emissions.

It’s a no brainer. With BioLPG, you can do your bit for the environment, whilst we provide reliable energy.

BioLPG for business energy

Sustainable fuel for FLT & HGV

You may know that under the UK’s Carbon Reduction Commitment, your business will need to demonstrate a 20% saving in carbon emissions by 2020. But don’t worry – BioLPG will help you to achieve exactly that. Our sustainable energy source is International Sustainability and Carbon Certification scheme approved.2 Plus, BioLPG works just like conventional LPG so there's no need to change existing equipment, vehicles or supply infrastructure.

BioLPG is currently available in the following sectors:

  • Lower carbon emissions by 20-32% compared to conventional LPG3
  • Reduce fuel running costs by up to 24% when switching from diesel3
  • Lower carbon emissions by 50-80% compared to conventional LPG4
  • Reduce fuel running costs by up to 15% when switching from Diesel4
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BioLPG for home energy

Your home, but greener

So you'd like to reduce your carbon footprint. But you don't want your home energy to suffer as a result.

We don’t blame you. Truth is, BioLPG can be used for absolutely everything that conventional LPG is used for. 

The main difference is, is that it’s 40% renewable.5  This means that BioLPG can be used to heat your home or fuel other LPG appliances such as cookers, gas fires and boilers. And you can reduce your carbon footprint by 38%, when compared to heating oil.6 With no impact on performance and minimal install costs, it sounds like BioLPG could be the gas for you.

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BioLPG benefits

What are the benefits of BioLPG?

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    Works with all LPG appliances

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    Delivered the same way as conventional LPG

  • Made from a range of sustainably sourced raw materials

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    Exclusively from Calor

Frequently asked questions 

BioLPG is made from a blend of waste, residues and sustainably sourced vegetable oils. As it's chemically identical to conventional LPG, you won’t even need to upgrade your heating system or existing LPG appliances for your home energy.  Plus, for business energy customersthere's no need to change existing equipment, vehicles or supply infrastructure for your fleet. And just to make things even better, there’s no upfront costs to switch. It’s fuss-free, just how we like it.

Calor’s BioLPG is produced by Neste, the world leader in advanced biofuels, and is then supplied by us via our parent company – SHV Energy.  It is manufactured in a custom-built production unit in Rotterdam and is a co-product of the ground breaking NEXBTL biodiesel production process. Quite honestly, it really is as amazing as it sounds.

BioLPG is a co-product of the biodiesel production process. During manufacturing, the feedstocks undergo a series of complex treatments. They are combined with hydrogen in a process, called hydrogenolysis, which separates and purifies their energy content. During the refining process, a variety of waste ‘off-gases’ are produced that contain propane or BioLPG. For every tonne of biodiesel, 50 kg of BioLPG is generated from this off gas stream. This co-product is then purified to make it identical to conventional propane. And there you have it, the production of BioLPG.

1 Alongside Calor's parent company, SHV Energy, Calor's ambition is for 100% of their energy products to be produced from renewable sources by 2040. SHV Energy brings BioLPG to Europe (SHV Energy, 2018).

2 Information about the Green Gas Certification Scheme can be found on the Green Gas Certification site.

3 Emissions saving compared to conventional LPG based on allocation of 40% BioLPG and 60% conventional LPG. Fuel costs savings calculated using typical cost & performance parameters for 1.5 and 2.5 tonne forklift trucks, running 8 and 16-hour shifts. Figures supplied by leading forklift trucks OEMs.

4 Emissions saving compared to conventional LPG and only applicable to LPG element of total dual fuel. Fuel cost savings based on one HGV travelling 100,000 miles over a year period with 25% LPG substitution, compared to a purely diesel-fuelled HGV equivalent.

5 For home energy users, BioLPG is mixed with conventional LPG in a 40% BioLPG/ 60% conventional LPG mix, meaning you'll be on a 40% renewable energy plan.

6 38% reduction in GHGs (CO2e/ eq function) compared to heating oil. BioLPG's carbon savings in heating, haulage and forklifts (Atlantic Consulting, 2017).